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furunculosis

 [fu-rung″ku-lo´sis]
1. the persistent sequential occurrence of furuncles (boils) over a period of weeks or months.
2. the simultaneous occurrence of a number of furuncles.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fu·run·cu·lo·sis

(fū-rŭng'kyū-lō'sis),
A condition marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

furunculosis

(fyo͝o-rŭng′kyə-lō′sĭs)
n.
A skin condition characterized by the development of recurring boils.
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fu·run·cu·lo·sis

(fŭr-ŭng'kyū-lō'sis)
A condition marked by the presence of furuncles, often chronic and recurrent.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

furunculosis

Widespread or repeated boils.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Furunculosis

A condition in which the patient suffers from recurrent episodes of boils.
Mentioned in: Boils
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about furunculosis

Q. how do i get rid of boils I have been plagued by boils for about 3 to 4 years now, i get a boil, go to the doctor, get antibiotics, take them for 10 days, and about a week later the boils are back. I came accoss this site a week ago and learned about (turmeric) i purchased some, i've been taking it and i still manage to get more boils, i have one existing boil right now and a new one is forming please help because i don't have health insurance and it cost to much to keep going to the doctor and getting medicine for boils only to have the boils occur back in a weeks time please help, demario y

A. Have you ever consulted a dermatologist (a doctor that specialize in skin problems)? He or she may diagnose the problem more accurately and address it better. What you describe may be acne or other disease that are treated by such doctors.

Anyway, you can find several suggestions about preventing boils here (http://www.medicinenet.com/boils/article.htm) and here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001474.htm)

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